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Services Offered for Outcomes Based Individualized Needs

This comprehensive program is designed for students with a diagnosed learning disability to work in conjunction with traditional accommodations as a means to support student success in attaining academic outcomes of their program of study.

Academic Learning Specialist - Professionals who are trained in the areas of special accommodation and learning differences work to ensure the student's needs are met by developing individualized plans focused on the student’s needs and goals. They will work with the student by acting as a liaison to provide ongoing support throughout the term.

Individualized Learning Plan - Based on diagnoses, student needs, and best practices; written and revised at the beginning of each term to includes a detailed assessments, goal and benchmarks

Professional Academic Tutoring - Content specific professional tutoring.

Academic Skills Coaching- Students will receive support such as study skills, reading comprehension, test taking, learning strategies, etc.

Assistive Technology - Access to a variety of assistive technology as well as training to use the software and materials.

Executive Function Support - A customized plan based on goals and priorities. The student will work with a coach to gain the tools and strategies they need as they work to become successful independent learners.

Self-Advocacy Skills Development - By working to develop an understanding of their own strengths and challenges, the student will learn the ability to self-advocate. This process will include a plan to identifying the student's strengths, challenges, rights and responsibilities and how to communicate these with others.

Academic Monitoring/Oversight - Through a team-based approach, the academic learning specialist in conjunction with the student's faculty will work to identify weaknesses which place the student at risk of not being successful. Regular communication on progress with the student is an integral part of the monitoring.

Educational Technology Coaching - Support and training on the features of adaptive technology, as well as tips and tricks on how to use resources, to best support learning

Life Skills Coaching - Supporting the student in areas such as establishing academic and professional goals, work on personal development, present stress management techniques, and manage living away from home possibly for the first time.

Workshops - Based on student needs, a series of workshops based on learning strategies, academics, and college life are offered

Social Skills Development -Through a varied approach our students are engaging in situations that will support their social growth and support their academic development.

Learning Communities - Students are supported in a collective environment where they can engage with their peers to develop a sense of community.

Estimated Contact Time per week: 5-7 hours

All support is based on the student's diagnosis, best practices, and goals evaluated each term

***In compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Thomas More provides reasonable academic accommodations to meet the needs of eligible individuals at no charge.

Contact Information

Amy Osborne, Director
Institute for Learning Differences
Thomas More College
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
(859) 344-3582
ild@thomasmore.edu

* Accommodations in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are offered to the student at no charge. Please see disability services or contact disability@thomasmore.edu for more information.